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an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extending an olive branch when with it comes to the fiscal cliff. do you think we will reach a compromise? and if so how and when? >> i hope so. the consequence of not reaching the compromise for the american and
held at knife point this morning. george joins us live downtown with the latest. >> detectives are looking for the alleged attacker right now. they say they do not have a lot of affirmation to go on. they are hoping some surveillance footage helps them out. the fells point , not offers excellent views of baltimore -- promenade offers excellent use of baltimore. >> it was very dark. i did feel a bit unsafe so i did it quickly and came back into the well lit areas. >> in the early morning darkness of friday, at woman went for a run by herself before work. at some point between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m., a man wearing a mask and armed with a knife wrapped her, pulled her into a dark area and sexually assaulted her. >> it is really horrible. i do not even know what to say. >> i will not walk around with my dog at this time now. >> please do not have a solid ascription -- description of the attacker. we found detectives and police tape at a dimly lit area next to the waterfront kitchen restaurant near caroline street. >> the good news is there is a lot of surveillance video in that area. a
. >> let us make sure everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. earlier, introduced by, bruce springsteen. >> hello, ohio. are you fired up? >> president obama held his final day event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters, and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i am proud we saved the auto industry. i am even prouder we are making better cars. >> the president visited volunteers and called an ohio voters. >> barack obama. >> four days, republican volunteers have worked with cincinnati, ohio suburbs, to make sure mitt romney supporters to vote. jeremy knows ohio is must-win for romney. >> do you figure, if i do a great job here and now, i can get might guide to the white house backs >> in a small way, yes. >> ohio early voting has been busy, but republican poll watchers could challenge the ballot. >> if you have a very tight race in ohio, he could have a decision that we will not know the results of for about two weeks. >> with no time to worry, president obama went to iowa, mitt romney to new hampshire, campaigning into the night. in a surprise move, the romney campaign announce
. >>> and many call him the next steve jobs. you are probably already using something this quiet genius already invented. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number 1:00 one financial news program, "wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can't spend or grow your way out of. this grab hold it will be a rocky road. >> you say closing the loopholes alone brings a trillion. >> if you are willing to wipe out all of them and that may not be feasible but you can broaden the
john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan was on track to become nato commander until the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. brie
and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. >>> this morning on "early today," israeli military forces macing near the palestinian border. show of force or ground invasion ahead. >>> a texas tragedy as a train slams into a parade float carrying veterans and their families. >>> and former cia director david petraeus faces the fire in this benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the world is holding its breath this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point. this, after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza millitanlts. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> well, nbc's martin fletc
talk to us, but we did talk to mel teal and his nephew who were not included in the settlement because he was told it stopped five feet from his property. >> the fumes and the oil slick and the water was just gushing from the -- that hatch right there. and it was coming directly into our back yard. i don't understand why our house is not -- is okay but all these aren't. we're right behind the gas station. >> the teals say the department of environment took samples from their house about a year ago. >> they never got back with me with any information. we were left out in the cold. >> and left with that uneasy fuel odor. >> you don't even want to strike a match out here in the summertime because that's how bad the fumes are. it can't be healthy for us. it can't be. >> officials say the contamination has not affected the drinking water because the homes are on public water. as for the land where those homes will be demolished, sources say it will probably turn into a public park if the land is not too hazardous. in the news room, wbal, tv 11 news. >>> a house fire sent two people to the h
are not allowed to use your cell phone or camera inside a polling place. you can bring up two two children. you can wear clothing or stickers with political messages. you have to leave the polling place after the voting. bring a valid form of identification with you. >> you have to verify their main address and date of birth. maryland does not have an identification law. >> the polls open at 7:00 a.m. this morning and will stay open 8:00 tonight.on kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland voters will select a new senator. some major issues will also appear on your ballot. >> the qualifications -- question three involves the removal of officials. >> if you support the maryland dream act is question number four. question five asks -- >> another major item is question 6 -- a policy the question as a religious issue. >> we support marriage equality and we'll stand by it. >> if approved, churches would be protected. maryland would be the first state to approve gay marriage at the polls. >> question number7 involves expanded gambling. >> question 7 fails tomorrow, we will respect the people's voice an
natural gas -- disasters in u.s. history. >> cleanup continues along the eastern seaboard. the shoreline is forever changed. >> good evening, donna. you see the boardwalk behind me as battered. areas like this are now struggling to come back. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up the many places are still overmatched by the devastation left behind. >> this is beyond what we imagined. >> the road to recovery is lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles. people waiting, hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. but the longest and most contentious stretched from the stations that have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are moving back into new york harbor. help has been harder to find for many on s.i.. >> we have no power. >> hope is fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed. we are devastated. >> and officials -- discussed it officials have decided to go ahead with the math on. mayor blumberg says it will send a strong message to the worl
communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fierce of flooding. from sea bright to queens, people are seeking shelter again. >> a warm shelter is available for free at hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to fix power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it's a little insult to injury, but that's mother nature. >> reporter: for others who never had their power restored, this cold weather is miserable. >> cold. very cold. you sleep at night with blankets and socks and everything else on, and it's just horrible. >> reporter: the storm is forcing airlines to cancel more than 1,000 flights and leading to accidents on the road. >> it's slippery. very slippery. >> reporter: new setbacks all along the northeast. >> i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well, but this one i can't control. the weather is what it is. >> reporter: mi
slowed but as one firefighter told us, that is a lot of water to beat -- to deal with. >> there is still water coming into the streets. not as much as even the pictures we took a little better gear this afternoon, gradually turning the water off. of course, this is affecting traffic in and around the area and you can hear up above. capt. roy, at what is the situation? >> this is a bird's-eye view of the area at 20th street where the epicenter of the water main break has taken place. water is working its way southbound toward north avenue. if anyone is trying to use it to go home, you can go northbound up to the expressway by penn station. but there you must get off and go northbound. no. avenue and 20 street and the other small streets between maryland avenue and st. paul street are shut down. traffic is being diverted by police because of the break at the location. >> thank you. happening right now, a nor'easter is bringing wind, rain, and even snow. tom tasselmyer is tracking the system. >> it looks like this storm is a little farther offshore and taking a slightly different track. all
bet you were close to saying i bet you $10,000. >> best in the u.s. or worldwide? >> the u.s. >> the readers' favorite city. >> we'll do a gentleman's bet. i'm going to go with san antonio, texas. >> respect your answer, but it's incorrect. >> san francisco. >> incorrect. >> one of the ones -- that's been like number one. >> that's moved on to number two so we'll get that to you. >> where was san antonio? >> it's a tease. >> come on, let's go. >> give me number three. let's get a check of the top stories this morning with natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, matt, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an historic night as president obama wins a second term in the white house. the commander in chief addressed the cheering crowd in chicago after picking up more than 300 electoral votes. nbc's kristen welker hats very latest from chicago. good morning, kristen. >> natalie, good morning to you. after months of campaigning and spending record amounts of money, president obama declared victory. there is a lot riding on this second term, especially with the stagnan
of the storm was horrible for us respecting people's ability to get to the polls. >> reporter: this weekend the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in. and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. all these issues could lead to an election storm that leads to confusion and even chaos at the polls on tuesday. >>> we want to let you know that brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6 central on tuesday night. >>> amid the long lines for gas and the long wait for power, a new crisis emerges after sandy, where will people live during the long recovery. >>> and another storm, taking aim at some of the hardest hit areas. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase
and fire unions endorsed question 7. one of those leaders said, "all be of us in public safety know that we have been struggling with staffing needs in recent years. this is a common sense initiative that will republican -- generate additional revenues for our state and right here in prince george's county." under maryland law, casinos must close at 2:00 a.m. on week nights and 4:00 a.m. on weekends. if question 7 passes, casinos can stay open 24 hours. in the news room, george lettis. >> prince george's county delegates have chosen the replacement for tiffany alston. they ruled they -- she must be removed from office dfer -- after -- after being convicted an misdemeanor theft charges. hall needs to be approved by the gofrlt >>> well, john is here with a first look at our forecast. >> since that storm came through, we've been stuck with chilly temperatures. under the funs of that storm, kind of the outer edge of it. the storm will be coming at us from different directions. won't be aiming directly at us. we have a little disturbance passing tonight. that's not related to sandy. it's somethi
will also use military trucks in place of damaged polling areas. officials say electronic voting is also an option for emergency workers. >> maryland voters have been bombarded with ads about ballot question 7 and yesterday a group opposed to expanded gambling embarked on a final push to reach those who may still be on the fence. george lettis has more. >> a bus full of opponents traveled around the state to convince would-be voters to reject adding table games to existing slots casino, and building a sixth casino in prince george's county. >> even if you're for gambling and you love to gamble, this expanded gambling bill to be pushed through by question 7 is bad for the state and bad for maryland. >> because, they say, a p.g. county casino will take business and jobs away from the soon-to-be built casino near m&t bank stadium and the expanded revenue is questionable. >> they overestimated what slots would do, they're likely overestimating what expanded gambling would do. it's premature. >> supporters of question 7 have a different view when it comes to follow the money. >> they want mar
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting
independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander, starting us off with the romney campaign, thank you, peter, now over to the obama campaign, his push also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio, however, nbc's kristen -- welker has more. >> reporter: president obama is defending his firewall last stop right here in iowa, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it is the last push, today, the president traveled more than a thousand miles through the three midwestern battleground states he sees as critical to the election, from wisconsin. >> are you fired up? to ohio, where he continues to capitalize on the auto bailout. >> i'm proud we saved the auto industry, but i'm even prouder that we're making better cars now. >> reporter: before wrapping the day in iowa. between stops he is conducting ten interviews on board air force one, targeting specific media outlets that include young voters, latinos and young americans. >> we have you come too far to go back now, to let our hearts grow faint, now is the time to keep pushing forward. >> reporter: h
inside and told us to leave. one neighbor who did not want to go on camera said he was not surprised by the allegations. neighbors and several sources have confirmed that he was the brother of the famous hollywood actress mia farrow. her publicity people declined comment. he was originally being held on 800 dozen dollars bond. at a bail hearing that was reduced to $250,000. police believe there may be more victims in this case. they're asking anyone with information to call the child abuse unit. we're live in anne arundel county. >> middle schoolers are being treated following a school bus accident. you are looking at the scene. authorities can confirm the crash happened around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. 30 kids were on board. students from southampton middle school, five were taken to the hospital with injuries, the driver refused to read. the baltimore man has been sentenced to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended for the murder of his 1-year-old son. he admitted to stabbing his son to death in a home along the 2700 block of -- avenue. the body was discovered wrapped in a
that the water was pouring down. >> dcw tell us that they were able to partially torn off the water. they do not want to turn it completely off because it would cause the street to completely caved in. tell us what needs to be done at this point. >> we have to be precautionary right now. we have gas lines and electrical lines down there. while we have not had a break, we don't want to have a break occurred. we have shut off electricity to some folks in the area. that is at a precaution. we have also shut off gas service to treat customers. same thing, just precautionary measures. if someone has water in their basement, the biggest thing to do is very carefully get out and not touch any electrical equipment. >> device. amazingly -- good advice. >> dpw tell us that folks should expect low water pressure. right now, they are now giving a time limit on when there will be will to make repairs because with the water still flowing, they need to do all that concrete out of the way and get down to the pipes and find out what the problem is to begin with. there is no time frame on when this will be fi
final inning. >> for us, it is just making sure our voters get out. >> campaign advisor said the president has multiple pathways to the electoral votes he needs to win. >> mitt romney only has one pathway, through ohio. and we are winning in ohio. >> that was sally kidd reporting from chicago. >> one of the biggest issues along the east coast is finding a place to cast those votes in the storm ravaged the northeast. >> of voters say they are relieved they were able to vote at all. many of them are still without power, but despite all the chaos, officials want to make sure everyone's voice has a chance to be heard. >> i am sure there is going to be a little bit of chaos here and there. that is just natural when you have a big disaster like sandy, but if you persevere, you will be able to make your voice heard. >> people who were affected by sandy also have the option of voting by fax or by e-mail. >> here in maryland, the lines are long, but they could have been much longer. this is the scene as polls opened in anne arundel county this morning, lines out the door at the pasade
of it are unrecognizable. the bridge this appears where it used to join the main road and the houses around it were someplace else before sandy roared through. who knows how that house and it up there? >> it that is a channel in the water. i don't know where that house came from. >> further south, the iconic boardwalk has lost both amusement years. this is what it used to look like and now. this is what the boardwalk look like before monday with a big sand dune designed to protect the town and property. sandy took care of both. the surge push the doo-doo houses and streets, piling up like snow. everywhere, there is destruction. houses piled on one another. even stilts' did not save some from said the's theory. >> right below us. i found out today, my family was lucky. the house that had been my family for more than 50 years appears to be ok. it has been in the same spot where it was supposed to be, which was our greatest concern, that it might have gotten move because it was on an older foundation. there was minor damage and the house got flooded but it could have been much, much worse. >> on sunda
administration face intense scrutiny about that b benghazi attack. >> what can you tell us about mike morell? will he now testify? this week is the hearing on the benghazi attack, correct? >> that's what's expected. she very well known not only to the president, but to the cia. he is a career agency officer. he joined back in 1980 when he was just 21 years old as an economic analyst. he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden, so president obama has a tremendous amount of confidence in michael morell. >> and in terms of members of congress in the intelligence community, an interesting reaction. it it come as a complete shock? >> a complete shock. i was working the phones all day long talking to my sources at the white house and capitol hill, and they say they never would have expected this from david petraeus. his reputation was really sterli sterling. you had senator dianne feinstein come out and say i respect his decision, but i rish he had not accepted his resignation. i spoke to a number of members of the intellig
for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "meet the press" -- an unfolding scandal in washington. and a new battle over the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from
of perfecting our union moves forward. tonight in this election you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> and we're going to hear more from both men in just a few moments but, first, let's go over to nbc tracie pots who is live from obama headquarters in chicago. tracie, no doubt this was a hard fought battle for president obama. >> absolutely, lynn. now the cleanup here at victory headquarters. the end of a campaign but the beginning of a second term for president obama. a birth of emotion here on the floor when it was announced that the president was the projected winner of this long and hard fought race. there was a lot of applause when he finally came out. a lot of time in the 20 minute speech was spent talking about unity among americans saying that we're not a nation of red and blue states, we are the united states of america. he talked about a vision for the country, and he tal
. practice. matt comfortable throwing the deep ball. you know? he going to take us over there. if it's one-on-one matchups he just throw it up there and let us make a play and what i did early on. >> michele: playing alongside roddy white. matt has told us that you might be the most improved player on this team. what is it like to have roddy white next to you and matt ryan throwing to you and how have they contributed to that? >> a great mentors. i come out here, i don't have any pressure on me. i just got to come out here and just play. me i put pressure on myself because i don't want want to let the guys next to me down. glad we got a "w" tonight. >> michele: you didn't let anyone down tonight. congratulations, julio. >> michele, thanks. tony dungy, your reaction to tonight's game. a falcon win and cowboy loss. >> bob, what we saw tonight, again, was just demonstration of the difference between atlanta and dallas. atlanta is making those plays in the fourth quarter to win close games. dallas, as we talked about on the pregame show, as cris talked about in the fourth quarter when they had
for all of us. there are thousands of couples in the state committed to each other. pages 20 chance to stand up in front of family and friends and have -- they just want to have the chance to stand in front of family and friends and have the recognition. >> some polls show merrill lenders are split on question 6. city police are investigating several overnight shootings this weekend. a 24-year-old man walked into the hospital after 3:00 this morning. officers say he was suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. the victim told police he was attacked on edgecomb circle. minutes after that, city police respond to a shooting on ross island avenue. officers found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to czar. in the third overnight shooting, another man was shot in the arm in west baltimore. no word on possible suspects conditions. if you have information on the shootings, called baltimore police. hundreds are ready for this year's flue season. the hill the annual st. they held the sixth annual drive through flu clinic. 1800 people got their shots without leaving their cars. all the
in one of the busiest parts of the city. >> especially for us, i mean, nothing bad happens. >> this is julio diaz's surveillance video showing the water gushing down charles street. he was able to reopen on friday after closing down for two days. >> i don't want have nowhere near the business i normally get but for me, safety come first, i guess. i guess we will recover from this as soon as they get the sidewalk. >> while crews are hoping to start working on repairing the main by monday, b.p.w. is concentrating on the city's long-term plan to improve infrastructure. the ruptured water main was 90 years old, manufactured in 1913 and installed in the early 1920's. >> we also need to increase the amount of water mains we replace. >> the city replaces fewer than five mile of water main a year. by next year, they want to increase that to 20 miles a year and then in five mile increments every year with the goal of replacing 150 miles of water main by 2017. >> a step up to that over the next five years going from 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. that's $300 million. >> $300 million to be partl
presidential campaign. >> as you know, this is a pretty emotional time for us, because this is the final event of my husband's final campaign. >> reporter: today our nbc affiliate in des moines asked the president about his tears. >> a photographer got a little tear going down your left cheek. was that the cold out there or emotion? >> you know, probably a mix of both. i have to say that being back in des moines, thinking about all the folks in iowa who had worked so hard on my campaign back in '08 and then to see them still working hard back in 2012, it made me feel deeply moved and honored to have been able to be on this journey. >> reporter: this final stretch has taken on the feel of a family reunion, with aids from 2008 rejoining, some growing good luck beards, others wearing good luck charms. the president's tradition, a game of basketball with some of his closest friends and advisers. in fact we have a shot of him with one of the folks who played today, former illinois state treasurer. president obama will have dinner with his family tonight at his chicago home before watching election
. >> it a concern for us. trees are in a precarious position. it just takes one gust at the wrong time to bring that line down. we will continue with the inspection process through the week. >> to one silver lining may have been caused by sandy. officials say the strong wind walked most of the leaves off area trees which gives them more leeway. >> anything above 35 miles an hour, we get concerned. it seems like it will be more damage to the east of interstate 95 as opposed to the west. >> i talked to a number of officials today, even in ocean city, all of them tell me they will wait until tomorrow before they put plans in place to see where this storm is going to track. live outside of bge. >> police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in middle branch park. they received a report of a possible assault around 11:15 this morning. when they arrived, they made the discovery of the body. homicide detectives are working with the medical examiner's office to identify the body and cause of death. >> city police are investigating three violent crimes in downtown baltimore. we told you last
in rockefeller plaza. >>> and it is try day friday, november 2nd, we are so happy you guys are all with us today, getting ready for our quiet weekend, i hope, after everything that everybody's been through. >> but kind of a rock and roll friday night here. >> get it kicked off. >> there's a benefit concert that nbc is putting on tonight at 8:00. matt lauer, it was his idea. >> he's hosting the whole thing. >> it's at 8:00, it's supposed to be across all nbc platforms, and the goal is to raise money for the hurricane victims. >> through the red cross, right. >> it's called hurricane sandy coming together. >> i love it. we have a lot of great, great acts coming. matt called a lot of these guys, bruce springsteen and the e-street band is going to come and perform. >> he's got these guys on speed dial. john bon jovi. >> willy joel, sting, christinaal lara. -- christina aguilera. >> nbc, msnbc, bravo, g-4, usa. >> wow. >> and streamed. >> gosh, we're big. >> we are humongous. anyway. >> it will be from 8:00 to 9:00 eastern time on the east coast. taped delay again for the west coast. a lot of people
. >> unfortunately, dpw cannot give us an exact time - 2 when this might be completed. however, the exact time line as to when this might be completed. however, they are going to be working at least through sunday. we're live in baltimore city, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and now to the latest on super storms sandy and the conditions in the northeast. president obama has confirmed a trip to new york next week for a recovery update. this as the latest estimate on destruction stands at $50 billion. that does not include any damage from the latest nor'easter. the number of power outages is down from 5.5 million at the disaster site. -- disaster's height. >> what we want? power. when do we wanted? now. this is a crisis of epic proportions. this is a natural disaster. >> new york governor andrew cuomo has called for an investigation. he is reaping the utility companies, calling them unprepared and badly managed. recent storms like sandy have the maryland public commission reviewing a proposal that would force utilities to harden their systems. david joins us with what the governor has in mind. >> what consumers
fully closed, we have to be cautious in how we operate them. there is a process and the method we use in order to make sure that is done correctly. >> so creased -- crews could shut off the gas. >> whether you doing? >> we are picking a lot. >> you can go inside? >> we do not go inside. they are going. >> they have secured the gas line but for safety reasons they turned off the gas at 46 buildings in the area. >> they are continuing to do that. there are a couple of capps they have to cap off and then there will be done. >> meanwhile, they are pumping the water out. once they get it out, they can get down there to 17 feet below the water main. when they get down there and see what is going on, and they can get some idea of how long the job of repairing it will take. >> what a process. we do know the cause of a tragic house fire in northeast baltimore they killed a woman and her grandchildren. officials say the flames that devour the home of nancy were sparked by combustible materials stored against a furnace. crews were called in the early morning hours of oct. 11. heavy smoke was pou
and tell us which way to go. >> many simply aren't going anywhere. >> chaos. it's two miles long. >> lines for fuel and graphic have been for many overwhelming. >> in some cases pushing patience and emotions over the edge. but the difficulties like the destruction stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> no heat. we have no power. >> and hope is quickly fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> devastation that, after days of controversy, ultimately forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction. it had become a distraction for people who were working and trying to help people. >> help is beginning to show up here, basic necessities like water, food, warm clothes. ♪ >> tonight an all-star lineup of entertainers with roots in the strike zone gathered together, a benefit for storm victims organized by nbc. ♪ >> while along the boardwalk, atlantic city hotels and casinos reopened. >> really wanted to come and get away. >> a short break during what odds are will be a long and diffi
. dylan dreyer will bring us up to speed on that in a moment. >>> the latest from sandy's aftermath. at least 111 deaths in the u.s. are now attributed to the storm, most of them here in the new york and new jersey area. more than 2 million people still without power, mostly in new york city's outer boroughs and the suburbs. and there's growing frustration over a shortage of gasoline and heat as people wait in line for hours to fill up cars. >> those long lines aside, many storm victims also dealing with uncertainty and anxiety as they try to piece their lives back together. dr. nancy snyderman will be here with advice on dealing with the stress caused by hurricane sandy. >>> and it was supposed to be race day for some 47,000 runners in the new york city marathon. the event, of course, canceled on friday, much to the disappointment of many of those who were supposed to run. we'll tell you how some of them plan to spend this it day running for a much different cause. >>> and if you are like many people you may be ready for the election to be over. believe it or not, though, from clin
us for 11 news today. >> let's get a check of the forecast. >> i don't expect any weather problems today. we're starting out with partly cloudy skies. 33 at the airport. in the 20's in some of the northern suburbs. cold enough for some frost. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature in the upper 40's and low 50's. we will talk about the nor'easter in just a few minutes. >> good morning. let's bring you up to date. broadway between eastern and t, watch for closures in the city. an accident northbound 295 near 175. northbound 95, another problem of note with a disabled vehicle. not bad as far as delays so far. 11 minutes on the west side outer loop. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 97. no problems to report. this is 95 in harford county. big problems in the city. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we begin with that stubborn fire at that is burning in fells point. >> kim dacey joins us live from the scene. >> we are here several blocks away from the scene which is in the 500 block of broadway. you can see the smoke and water that is flying. this is a very bi
is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters couldn't save the homes because of the intensity of the situation as you can see. >>> back to new jersey, at least 25% of hoboken remains under water. the national guard arrived there but the mayor is begging for more assistance. >>> we need more food. we need more resources so anyone who's listening to this in the city
obama and a edward lazear is former adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on friday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the
succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous h
. >> the owner of dunkin donuts came directly to us and brought us donuts and coffee every day. >> the teacher from the high school today drove by and gave us hot dogs and chips. communities are strong here. >> reporter: still, it's 52 degrees inside. snow is piling up outside in freezing temperatures. and any sense of normal still feels very far away. so why stay? >> we called all the hotels, there's no hotels to stay at. there's people that have invited us to stay, but it's uncomfortable. >> reporter: there's also a subtle fear in leaving. >> people are worried their homes are going to get broken into. >> reporter: sharon's parents live a mile away but spend each night here. their own home also dark and even colder. despite the snow, they're finally starting to see signs of hope. a week and a half after sandy. >> today's the first day that two or three good things have happened, you know. and from coming to the house to the garbage men coming down the street. >> mother nature can be ugly right now, but the people around us have been really beautiful and we've been blessed. >> reporter: reall
to minority groups in exchange for their vote. what's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect of a war in the middle east as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york tim
to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: and some good news. top fema officials are coming here to staten island today as well as the department of homeland security, including secretary janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the street and anger over shortages of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way d
make up such a claim. >>> and it's the sure sign the holiday season is upon us, the arrival of the rockefeller plaza christmas tree, wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> hard to believe we're ready for the christmas tree, with you it's here. >> exactly. >> lose one direction but we gain the christmas tree. that's a good thing. >> get us in a mood that we were so depressed now that we don't have screaming teenagers on our plaza. >> we will have more of them. i'm willie geist in for matt? president obama bracing for some tough questions at the press conference this afternoon but the scandal involving top national security officials to a new level. >> defense secretary panetta and hillary clinton both spoke. secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when
. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it would not be a nice day. >> it will feel like winter. there will be a cold rain and maybe some snow. the roads will be ok. the temperatures are above freezing. most of the activity is south of baltimore. it is moving north. the temperatures are cold enough in.some snow to makeix rain or snow showers. minor accumulations, mostly on the grass. it should stay dry out and western maryland. we'll talk more in a couple of minutes. >> good morning. volume is starting to build around the area. a nice start on most of the major roadways. we have reports of an accident which could have some lanes closed. all lanes are closed because of police department activity at coldspring road. there's a problem in annapolis. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes on 95 down towards 32. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 95 north of 195. we have an accident reported in that area. this is 295, were we see some delays starting to form down towards 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the america
expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped out overnight to be among the first in line. >> president obama is spending his day in chicago where he voted early two weeks ago. he's planning to do some satellite interviews to reach voters in the battleground states and will take part in his traditional election day basketball game. >> as for governor romney,
. there is a storm that is starting to deepen. some computer models take it too far off shore for us to get into the precipitation. it will be a pretty strong storms. it will drag in some cold air. that is not good news for folks recovering in the new jersey and new york areas. how close to the coast wil llit l it come? it will be a cold day with high temperatures in the upper 40's and low 50's. it will be chilly tonight. one of the coldest nights we a scene in a while. no precipitation tomorrow. we will watch that storm coming up the coast on wednesday. we will see some cold rain and maybe some snow. then it will get nice. into the 60's over the weekend. 6:15. >> good morning. we are tracking several accidents. sal about 295, -- southbound 295, it left lane is closed. we have another crash in middle river. watch for closures that charles street and northern parkway. 11 minutes in the outer loop northeast side and on the west side. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 295 showing southbound delays down towards 175. the left lane is taken up with the accident southbound. east and we
. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland chose ben cardin as a u.s. senator. >> you can see all the results scrolling on the bottom of your screen and on our website, wbaltv.com. we continue our team coverage with jennifer franciotti. >> she has a breakdown of the three main questions. >> marylanders had seven questions and you could call it a sweep. questions four, six, and seven. the dream act allows undocumented immigrants to pay in state college tuition rates and that they or their parents paid taxes. the dream act passed with 59%. 31% were against. >> we are very happy. we are a little emotional. the hard work has been worthwhile. >> marylanders passed question sixth legalizing same-sex marriage in the state of maryland. same-sex couples can apply for a civil marriage license. kai reed was at the headquarters last night with reaction. >> it has been a long night for marylanders in support of same- sex marriage. voters here it did something that has never been done before. >> what the people of maryland, republicans, christians, muslims, came together and concluded the night
and cut hit shelves in the u.s. soon. i know what we're getting al roker for christmas. >> that is the height of laziness. >> please. right? edible -- eat your arm pits afterwards? >> i'm so busy i don't have five seconds. i just don't have the time. sorry, colleagues. >> wow. >> some people would call eating deoderant insanity. institutionalize you. >> isn't it the same amount of time, the eating of the deode ranlt, putting it on? >> i don't have time to clean the kitchen. i'm going to drink some floor wax. let's show you what's going on. look at this. a big storm system making its way out of the plains and it is bringing a lot of snow. blizzard-like conditions we're talking. i mean blizzard warnings. we've got blizzard watches, winter storm warnings, snow advisories from california all the way to northern minnesota. and snowfall amounts. we are talking anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow from nevada all the way on up into northern >> good morning. we are looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend. we expect mostly sunny skies. >> that's your latest weather. >> thanks v
it from the show? >> let's not go crazy and use the word cut. it was so much fun. >> we'll reflect on our favorite thanksgiving memories and dylan and i will do a little showdown, a bakeoff, like who is the best thanksgiving dinner. a wonderful apple berry cobbler. dylan made something as well and we'll find out which you made up. >> i didn't know there were berries involved. i mean -- >> yours is apple, right? >> i think you cheated. i thought it was apple cobbler, apple crisp. you throw berries in there -- >> tweeting pictures of your puppy. it's a whole long thing. we'll have that coming up a bit later on. >> an important distinction. looking forward to that. >>> we do begin with escalating violence in the middle east. the latest from gaza this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. to say the 1.5 million people of the gaza strip a really held hostage by the circumstances all around them is an understatement, a few hundred miles south of here negotiations are under way for a truce. meanwhile for the people here, though, it was another deadly night of strikes overnight
the police are not encouraging us to do so. in fact, keeping a close watch. as i mentioned, this town already so deeply ravaged by this storm. more than 500 million gallons of water flooded these streets, about 20,000 residents were cut off, completely stranded in their homes. the national guard had to come in and evacuate them and take them to shelters. half of those residents as i understand, still in their homes, still stranded, the mayor is still calling for help. this is one of many communities torn apart by sandy's cruel path. >> a grim new reality as the power of sandy's catastrophic punch continues to swell. >> it's beyond belief. it's really catastrophic. from as far north and south as you can go, there's houses ripped off their foundations, torn apart. >> reporter: new chilling images of neighborhoods utterly decimated, resembling war zones with homes crushed like crumbling match sticks. >> i got nothing left. memories and everything else, everything's ruined. ruined. >> reporter: the winds may be long gone, but the flooding isn't. here in hoboken, some 20,000 people trapped, many c
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